I’m pleased to announce the release of Version 2 for the Windows Phone Starter Kit for Schools!

Thanks to some AWESOME help and source code changes submitted by Rudy Hyun, I was able to incorporate a bunch of new stuff into a new version of the Starter Kit.

  • added localization support (fr and en included)
  • switched to Google Weather service (previous service was US only)
  • merged map panorama items
  • added a popup to select contact method on the contact pano (previous was hard to select)
  • added a campus view to navigate to the image (pinch/zoom/translate, etc)
  • improved the MVVM implementation
  • some refactoring of the data files and codebase
  • added club tab (item data + subtitle – can be removed if unwanted)
  • various code and performance tweaks

You can download the starter kit at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Windows-Phone-Starter-Kit-c3b8b2d2 or http://aka.ms/wpskschools and let us know what you think.

I’ve also just created a new User Voice website to track ideas for future starter kits – you can find this at http://wpsk.uservoice.com. Feel free to add your own ideas, and vote on other ideas. As of this writing there is only 1 idea in the list, so be sure to add some new ones!

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